Minimizing The Consequences Of A DUI/OUI Arrest
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, waiting too long to do something about it could cost you your driver’s license and a great deal more. It can affect your employment, your family life and your insurance rates. It can also lead to ongoing legal problems if you are accused of driving with a suspended license.
At Cataldo Law Offices, L.L.C., our lawyers are here to protect you from the most serious consequences of a drunk driving arrest. The sooner you call us, the more we can do to protect your driving privileges. Our law office is in Franklin with additional availability in Wellesley, and we represent clients in the Boston metro area and throughout Massachusetts. Call 508-570-2025 for a free initial consultation.
What If I Was Over The Limit?
Even if you were drinking and your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over the limit, you may have a strong defense based on the facts of your case.
- Police may not have been justified to pull you over.
- The tested blood alcohol level may not have been accurate due to flaws in the Breathalyzer or how the test was administered.
- Police procedural errors may result in evidence being suppressed.
Our lawyers understand the law and the protections you have under our constitution. We will aggressively challenge the evidence against you with a goal of obtaining dismissal of the charges or a favorable plea bargain.
Representing Massachusetts And Out-Of-State Drivers
In Massachusetts, the criminal charge for drunk driving is OUI (operating under the influence). In other states, the charge is DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated).
Whether you are from Massachusetts or another state, you need an attorney from the state where you were arrested. A drunk driving conviction in Massachusetts can result in loss of your driving privileges in your home state. It can also lead to loss of your employment if you need to drive a company car or your own car on the job.
In addition to the drunk driving charge, our lawyers will also represent you before the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to prevent driver’s license suspension or get your license back after a suspension.
What is a Cinderella license? If your driver’s license is suspended, our lawyers can help you obtain a hardship or “Cinderella license” so you can drive for limited purposes such as going to work or a medical appointment.